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No it does nothing and makes no sounds.
I have a voltmeter and know how to use it. I have previously measured voltage at the junction box on the compressor and it reads 121 volts. The unit is receiving power.
I can see one of the contacts from an opening in the side of the switchbox and I can see that it is closed and that it reacts to cycling the on-off lever on the side of the switchbox. If there are other contacts, I cannot see them without desembling the switchbox.
I will disassemble the switch and take a look. Be back in about an hour.
Well, when I removed the 4 screws connecting the switch box to the coimpressor, the interior parts,( spring, cam, contact plate, etc) all moved from their suspended locations and it will be like putting a jig saw puzzle together ( hip bone connected to the thigh bone, thigh bone connected to the shin bone, shin bone connected to the ......). Not sure if I can eventually get it back together. Not sure where to go from here.
The cover was removed earlier in this exchange. To get to the contacts to make any measurements, I had to remove the switch assembly and when I did, internal parts moved from their interconnected confiruration and I dont know what the correct interconnection of the parts are. I may have left the impression that it just fell apart ....it didnt. All parts look good, they just have to fit in a certain configuration. The parts I am referring to are not hard mounted, but rather sorta interleave.
Wire connections are still intact. I knew better than to take it apart, ....but I did. I will continue to try and configure the parts to their right positions. So I will sign off and consider this a good try but no success.